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Rusty Pelican

Key Biscayne, FL View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
123 reviews
$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$12k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Rusty Pelican is a modern waterfront banquet hall wedding venue located in Key Biscayne, Florida. A combination of eclectic and modern chic, it is known for its lively nightlife reputation. Rusty Pelican is the perfect venue for couples who want to truly experience Miami.

Facilities and Capacity
Rusty Pelican’s 15,000 square feet is adaptable for any style of wedding. With five event spaces, couples may host a maximum of 500 guests. The Rusty Pelican Grand Ballroom is the largest event space and offers waterfront views, bridal suite access, and full kitchen access. The Pelican Ballroom offers a separate foyer for cocktails and provides a view of the Miami skyline. The Biscayne Room offers premier waterfront views and a spacious terrace. The Vista Terrace is the ultimate in Miami experiences, offering a view of the Miami skyline right on the water. The Coral Room is the perfect place for an intimate gathering, with enough space for 70 guests and a beautiful view.

Services Offered
Rusty Pelican offers event planning with their experienced, in-house staff. They can help couples hammer out the details for their wedding and plan anything from production to the menu and the floral arrangements. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame waterfront views. The modern decor and elegant fixtures will wow every guest. Any wedding would be the height of cool.

Cuisine
As a waterfront restaurant, Rusty Pelican offers catering. They have specific special event menus; from brunch to dinner and dessert. They can offer plated, buffet, passed bites, and stations for everything from breakfast to dinner. They offer four wedding catering packages: Luminous Package, Radiance Package, Brilliance Package, and Good Morning Sunshine. Other specialty event menus are available, so couples can be sure they have options that would suit any of their guests.

Other Services
Rusty Pelican also offers beverage and bar services. They offer a premium open bar, deluxe open bar, beer and wine, bubbles and mimosas, soda, and cash bar options. Linens are included.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$25,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,100

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,100

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$45

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
September

123 Reviews

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4.6
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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  • Nastasia
    Nastasia D. Married on 06/12/2022
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    Best venue for your wedding!!

    The most gorgeous venue with the best views! Not only was the place beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff is amazing. Jordan was great to work with and always made me feel comfortable and made me laugh throughout the planning process. On the day of the wedding, the staff were impeccable. Everything was more perfect than I could have even imagined. It’s also very reasonably priced compared to other wedding venues and 100% worth it. 10/10 recommend!!!
  • Melanie
    Melanie V. Married on 02/18/2022
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    Amazing Venue!

    When we saw Rusty Pelican for the first time, we knew immediately it was where we wanted to do our reception. They offer the best views in Miami and not to mention their ballrooms are very spacious and beautiful. Rusty Pelican offered several packages including linens, cake, chairs, and food/beverages. This was a must for us since we did not live in Miami anymore. The day of our wedding, Rusty Pelican had outstanding service and the food was great. We had endless compliments all night! Thank you to Jordan and rest of the staff for an incredible experience. Look no further, Rusty Pelican is the best venue!
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    Aimee Married on 07/11/2020
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    Beautiful !

    Everything about this location was perfect! I waited a year for find the perfect place to say I DO and It was the best decision I made . The view, the staff and the food was AMAZING! My wedding coordinator Jordan was so professional and went above and beyond to answer all my questions and kept in contact with me until the day of my wedding. Thank you Rusty Pelican for making my wedding everything I dreamt of !

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kiara & Justin
    42 photos · 06/05/2021
  • Phillip & Melba
    36 photos · 09/16/2019
  • Milad & Itchel
    102 photos · 07/05/2019
  • Tonya & Carlos
    30 photos · 12/22/2018

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Alina Moleta Event Planning & Design Alina Moleta Event Planning & Design Wedding Planners

The staff, the food, the view! Everything about this venue is amazing. I love working here. They are all beyond helpful and courteous. It is truly a privilege to work here.

RIMAS FILMS RIMAS FILMS Wedding Videographers

The past month I had a wonderful opportunity to film an emotional and intimate, but exceptional wedding at the Rusty Pelican. And I will admit after filming weddings for a while now I thought nothing could surprise me. I was, however, gladly mistaken! Rusty Pelican blew my mind away with breathtaking waterfront views of Miami framed by spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows, modern and chic décor, tufted and elegant furniture, and extravagant chandeliers and light fixtures it was a true fairy tale setting for a lovely couple, who had the best day of their lives! I am extremely happy to add Rusty Pelican to one of my most loved venues as it is a true Florida gem and a must for your perfect day! RIMAS FILMS cannot recommend Rusty Pelican highly enough! If you would like to see the video: https://www.facebook.com/rimasfilms/videos/483137168697215/

Grand Wedding Films Grand Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.

Map

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne, FL, 33149
3053613818
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